Listen to Josh Ritter’s ‘Homecoming‘ from ‘Billions‘ — the perfect song for the season’s end
American singer songwriter Josh Ritter’s ‘Homecoming‘ was featured on ‘Billions‘ this week — Season 2, Episode 12, “Ball In Hand“. It was played at the end of the episode to close out season 2 of the series, as Axe makes bail and leaves prison to go home to a broken marriage, and to children who now know the ugly truth about their father.
Ritter’s ‘Homecoming’ is from his eighth studio album Sermon on the Rocks, which was released in 2015.
And, I have to confess, I had not listened to much of Josh Ritter’s music before I heard this track on ‘Billions‘. Even though I knew he had been discovered by the amazing Irish singer Glen Hansard, so presumed he must be something pretty special.
And, yes, now I can say, Josh Ritter is special. Because I bought Sermon on the Rocks as soon as I heard ‘Homecoming‘, and I’ve been playing it on repeat ever since, as it’s one of those albums — because of both the music and the gorgeous lyrics — that really touches you where it matters. Your soul.
No wonder Paste magazine named Ritter one of the “100 Greatest Living Songwriters“.
Listen to Josh Ritter’s ‘Homecoming‘ in the video below and, if you think the song is as beautiful as I did, you can pick up Sermon on the Rocks on Amazon.
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